A selection of photographs taken from space by NASA, showing some of the most impressive views of our planet. The images are built with a NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and combine three combined images that together give photographic quality.

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Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles, recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis

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Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014. “My favorite views from #space – just past #sunrise over the ocean,” the Expedition 40 astronaut tweeted.

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Earth as seen from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station

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Dagze Co Lake in Tibet

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Night on Earth

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NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Arctic Ocean during a solar eclipse

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Great Lakes and Central U.S. Viewed From the International Space Station

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Rub’ al Khali Desert, Arabian Peninsula

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Alaska’s Brooks Range seen during the IceBridge survey flight from Thule, Greenland to Fairbanks, Alaska.

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75% of the Earth’s surface are made of water. It is the main feature of our planet.

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Flying Through an Aurora

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Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders taken pictures of Moon and Earth in 1968

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Storm cell photo was taken from NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft

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Photograph taken by VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP.

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Volcanic storm on Vanuatu Archipelago

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Lagoon of Venice

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Earth’s city lights

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Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) on July 26, 2014, Expedition 40